Originally this Topic was titled “Manual Labor While I Wait For My GF Email…Dan…” but upon finishing it I realized that a lot of us probably have stories of things we made, things the GF could have made much easier. So I wanted to share one of mine, and hear/read some of yours.
Anyways, I commute via bike to work, both because exercise is good, and I’m poor.
After involuntarily participating in Ryan (Human Form) vs Truck (Ford F150 Form) in 2009, I’ve learned to appreciate safety and making yourself noticeable.
Recently my bike headlight broke, the company sent me a new one and said that I did not need to return the broken one, I broke that bad boy open and found the wire that had broken and fixed it.
Now two headlights would be obnoxious (These things are bright!) but, what about a new brighter taillight?
So because I’m still waiting on my super fancy pew pew laser, I grabbed some red transparent acrylic and traced the glass. I then used a jewelers saw to trace that circle (cause the pew pew email hasn’t come in yet)
and Boom, I now have an obnoxious taillight.
So, what does this have to do with GF? Well:
A. I look forward to the Glowforge giving me the ability to do this in less time and making a perfect cut circle rather than my “Close Enough” circle.
B. I plan to use the GF to engrave on the acrylic, this would not only diffuse some of the obnoxious light, but I could add a cool design.
So, yeah… That’s my “While I Wait…” story. What’s yours?